Hawk Alert Issued For Strong-Armed Robbery At Old Capitol Town Center

By Vanessa Miller, Reporter

Police respond to the Old Capitol Town Center Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 for a reported strong-armed robbery. (Mark Carlson/KCRG-TV9)

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By Richard Pratt

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City authorities are responding to a strong-armed robbery in the Old Capitol Town Center that reportedly occurred about 9:45 a.m.

The UI issued a Hawk Alert at 10:17 reporting the robbery occurred a half hour earlier, and the suspect was last seen wearing a winter hat, dark coat, khaki pants and dark shoes. He was last seen heading east on Washington Street, according to the Hawk Alert.

The suspect did not brandish a weapon during the robbery, police reported.

Iowa City police were talking with a woman outside Gamers inside the town center at 10:30 a.m. There is no indication the robbery was connected to the store.

Anyone with information can call UI police at 319-335-5022.
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